&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
24th April 2014
Marin to conduct Mahler and Adams at the 2014 BBC Proms
Marin Alsop (c) Grant Leighton (8)

Photo credit © Grant Leighton










Following Marin Alsop’s triumph at the Last Night of the Proms in 2013, she makes a welcome return to the BBC Proms this season on Thursday September 4 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Marin will conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s First Symphony and two works by John Adams; the UK premiere of his Saxophone Concerto performed by virtuoso American saxophonist Timothy McAllister, and his iconic orchestral miniature Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

Speaking about the 2014 BBC Proms, Marin says: I am thrilled to be returning to the Proms this season, especially with John’s new saxophone concerto, a tour de force that seamlessly traverses the worlds of jazz and classical. I also always love conducting Mahler 1 – it’s got everything!”

To find out more about this Prom please visit the BBC Proms website.